LGBPhotos wrote, "You mean that some former slide guys who shoot digital still collect slides?"
Sure...I can think of quite a few slide guys that are dabbling in digital on the side to supplement the slide hobby. I've recently added a 20D to my camera collection for the sole purpose of magazine shots...I'd grown tired of shooting something hot and being told by editors 10 days later when the slides returned that "it's nice, but I already have it"...and yes, once the cardboard mounts disappear, there's no way I wouldn't still enjoy taking pics of planes, just it'll have to be of a different medium.
What a few of us have talked about is the future of these slide conventions. Eddy's show is the first to welcome the digital photographers as it's always been about getting together with friends to spend some sunny days out at the end of the runway. It's what brought me down to MIA
in 1994 for my first convention and I've only missed one since. Slide conventions will eventually turn into slide shows centered around a weekend of shooting and being with our friends.